This plugin captures parts of a
drawing, or the entire drawing and saves the results to high
precision image files or clipboard, by a simple process. The text and linework
quality is defined by the user in much higher quality than when just
capturing the screen.
This plug-in provides a simple,
dialog box interface for capturing images of AutoCAD drawings using
the ‘Window’ or ‘Display” option. It optionally allows you to
control the background color of the output image as well as the
foreground to color, black or grayscale. It supports any visual
style applied in the current viewport. Large areas of drawings can
be converted to images without loss of their quality.
Once loaded, the SCREEN CAPTURE HQ
plug-in opens a dialog box with the following options:
Supported file types of the output image: PNG, JPG and BMP.
Controls the quality (and size) of the output image file.
Available qualities: 0.5, 1.5, 3.0, 7.0 and 12.3 Megapixels.
The corresponding image resolutions are: 850x595, 1480x1036,
2100x1470, 3150x2205 and 4200x2940 pixels.
Controls the output color of the drawing entities, that is anything other than the drawing background.
"Color": each entity retains its color.
"Greyscale": converts the entire image to grayscale.
"Monochrome": converts the
entire image to black/white.
Controls the output color
of the drawing background. Options are "White" and "Black".
Specify window /
Allows you to specify a window indicating the area of the
drawing to be converted to image, or to capture the contents
of the active viewport.
this button with the "Specify window" option selected, will
allow specification of window. The application will prompt
for folder and file name specification.
Closes the application
You can display "View images" option by clicking the More Options button.
The application includes a
simple image file viewer whereby you can view created images
but also rename or delete them. By using the ‘magnifier’ (+)
button, you can view the images in bigger size.
Copy to Clipboard: Use this
button to copy the selected image to clipboard. Later on you
can paste it into another document or email.
The installer that ran when you
downloaded this plug-in from Autodesk Exchange has already installed
the plug-in. You may need to restart Autodesk Product to activate
the plug-in. To uninstall this plug-in, click Control Panel >
Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1) or Control Panel
> Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP), and uninstall as you would
any other application from your system.
SCREEN CAPTURE HQ uses the AutoCAD
“plot to file” procedure in order to create the image file.
Dependent on the selected quality in megapixels, the output image
may be less or more accurate. More accuracy produces larger image
The output image resolutions in pixels are: 0.5 MP (850x595), 1.5 MP
(1480x1036), 3.0 MP (2100x1470), 7.0 MP (3150x2205) and 12.3 MP
(4200x2940). Depending on the specified window ratio, the
the output image in portrait/landscape automatically. This product
has been tested for both Windows 32bit and 64bit systems.
Entities in color 7 (white).
Depending of the background color selected, entities in
color 7, may
appear as white or black respectively, in the output
After the use of SCREEN CAPTURE HQ, the <Previous Plot>
option of AutoCAD PLOT command does not selects the real
previous plotter used. Instead it selects something like “EART-ScreenCaptureHQ...”,
depending of selected file type. The desired plotter name
can be selected manually.
that have plotting turned off.
Application does not capture layers that have
plotting turned off. Plotting can be turned on manually
using the “plot” option of the “Layer Properties Manager”.
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worldwide for use within Autodesk's AutoCAD®, AutoCAD® Civil
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developer for more than 20 years, Art maintains advanced
technical knowledge in Autodesk software.
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